As emerald ash borer invasion grows, Europe looks to Fredericton scientist for help

The invasive beetle was found in Edmundston in May and could be in Fredericton already. It can take a while before its destruction is obvious. (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources/The Associated Press)

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Peter Silk has spent years studying how to mitigate the damage caused by emerald ash borers, and now the Fredericton-based research scientist is headed to Europe to share his expertise about the "green menace."

As one of the world's leading experts on the destructive beetle, he's been invited to a meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, where an infestation of the borers is in its infancy.

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Source: CBC News